Our Faculty

Kimberly Collica-Cox

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice and Security

Location
  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 1126
  • @Pleasantville
    Choate House 121N
Office Hours
New York City

Mon, Wed 9:00am-10:30am

Mon 12:00pm-1:00pm

Mon 4:30pm-5:30pm

Office Hours
Westchester
The more education our students have, the more successful they will become for themselves, their family and their surrounding communities.

Biography


Prior to teaching, Dr. Collica worked for a women's correctional facility in NYS coordinating an HIV prison-based peer education program and for a NY jail supervising their jail-based transitional services unit. She trains professionals in HIV- related issues in the NYS Metropolitan area. Dr. Collica has a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. She is a certified ACA and PREA auditor, as well as ASHi certified. Her Center, Collica-Cox Correctional Consulting, LLC, is an ASHI Training Center for CPR, First AID & AED. Dr. Collica is the Director and lead instructor for the award winning, Parenting, Prison & Pups Program, a joint partnership between Pace University/Dyson College, the Good Dog Foundation, Metropolitan Correctional Center and the Westchester County Department of Correction. Please visit us at: http://thegooddogfoundation.org/parenting-prison-pups/

Education


PhD , Graduate School and University Center/CUNY , New York, NY , 2006
Criminal Justice, specializing in Criminology and Deviance

M.Phil. , Graduate School and University Center/CUNY , New York, NY , 2005
Criminal Justice

MA , John Jay College of Criminal Justice , New York, NY , 2003
Criminal Justice

BA , John Jay College of Criminal Justice , New York, NY , 1997
Criminology

Awards and Honors

  • Jefferson Award, October 2017 - 2017-2018 Pace University Bronze Medal Jefferson Award
  • The Good Dog Foundation, May 2017 - Honored Recipient for exemplary work as Good Dog's research partner on a study to assess how animal assisted therapy may help female prisoners reunite with their children
  • MCC (Metropolitan Correctional Center) , May 2017 - Recipient of the MCC NY Education Department's Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication and Contributions in implementing the Inaugural Parenting, Prison & Pups Program
  • The Rotary Club of Elmsford, April 2017 - Recipient of the Certificate for Excellence for Lasting Contribution and Dedicated Services to the Community
  • MCC (Metropolitan Correctional Center) , April 2017 - Volunteer Appreciation Certificate in recognition of outstanding efforts and commitment to providing volunteer programs for the incarcerated
  • MCC (Metropolitan Correctional Center) , April 2017 - Volunteer of the Year in recognition of continuous support and perseverance for working above and beyond for the incarcerated
  • The Lifer's Group/East Jersey State Prison, May 12, 2016 - Appreciation and Dedication
  • Pace, May 2015 - Recipient of Pace's 3rd Annual Research Day Award
  • Criminal Justice Society, April 2015 - Recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation in Honor of Outstanding Contributions to the Criminal Justice Society
  • Former Women of CARE/Taconic Correctional Facility, September 2010 - Appreciation Certificate
  • Former Women of CARE/Taconic Correctional Facility, September 2010 - Excellence Award
  • Westchester County Department of Correction - Transitional Services, August 2009 - Appreciation Award
  • John Jay College, April 2006 - Criminal Justice Doctoral Program's Scholarly Achievement Award
  • John Jay College, February 2005 - Criminal Justice Doctoral Program's Scholarly Achievement Award
  • John Jay College, May 2004 - Arthur Niederhoffer Memorial Fellowship
  • John Jay College, May 2004 - Provost's Doctoral Scholarship Award
  • ASC, November 2003 - ASC (American Society of Criminology) Division on Corrections and Sentencing Student Paper Competition Award
  • John Jay College, June 1997 - Alex Smith Award
  • John Jay College, March 1996 - Ida B. Wells-Barnett Women's History Essay Writing Contest

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • ASHI - American Safety & Health Institute, - CPR (Adult, Children, & Infants), First Aid and AED Instructor
  • ASHI - American Safety & Health Institute, - CPR (Adult, Children, & Infants), First Aid and AED Training Center
  • Pathways, September - Parenting Inside-Out
    An evidence-based skills training program for incarcerated parents.
  • Department of Justice & The PREA Resource Center, - PREA - Prison Rape & Elimination Act - Auditor
  • ACA, - ACA - American Correctional Association - Auditor

Publications


Collica-Cox, K. A. (2018). Of All the Joints, She Walks Into This One: Women Executives' Motivations to Enter Corrections. The Prison Journal.

Collica-Cox, K. A. It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done: The Successful Attainment of PREA Accreditation in NYS' 1st Jail. In Review.

Collica-Cox, K. A. & Schulz, D. M. (2017). Women Wardens and Correction Executives: Paths to Leadership.. Corrections: Policy, Practice & Research. , pages 1-23. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23774657.2017.1389317

Collica-Cox, K. A. Implementing and Studying Successful Jail-Based Programming For Women: A Case Study of Parenting, Prison & Pups. Working Paper.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2017, June). Parenting, Prison & Pups. http://www.crimcast.tv/crimcast/2017/6/2/parenting-prisons-and-pups

Collica-Cox, K. A. & Sullivan, L. E. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Why Retribution Matters: Progression not Regression. Theory in Action. Vol 10 (Issue 2) , pages 41-57.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016). Female Offenders, HIV Peer Programs and Attachment: The Importance of Prison-Based Civilian Staff in Cultivating Prosocial Behaviors.. Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. , pages 1-27.

Collica-Cox, K. A. Inmate HIV Peer Educators as Wounded Healers: When You Take the Woman out of the Prison, You Don't Need to Take the Prison Out of the Woman. In Review.

Collica-Cox, K. A. All Aboard the Desistance Line: First Stop, Producing Prosocial Prison Attachments Within an HIV Prison-Based Peer Program. Journal of Prison Education and Reentry. Vol 3 (Issue 2) , pages 67-91. http://https://jper.uib.no/jper/article/view/1001

Collica-Cox, K. A. & Schulz, D. M. (2016, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Changes in the C-Suite: A New Study Defines Executive Women's Growing Presence in Corrections. Corrections Today. Vol 78 (Issue 4) , pages 58-63.

Collica-Cox, K. A. HIV Peer Programs and Attachment: The Importance of Prison-Based Civilian Staff in Cultivating Prosocial Behaviors. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2015, September). Cultivating A Prison Community: Establishing Conventional Identities Behind the Walls and Beyond. Imprisonment and Incarceration: Patterns, Prospects and Psychological implications. NY: Nova Science.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2015, August). The Criminalization of Health Care. Society. Vol 52 (Issue 4) , pages 309-315.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Feeling Positive about HIV: Prison-Based Peer Educators and Self- Esteem.. Journal of Correctional Education. Vol 66 (Issue 1) , pages 21-44.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2014). Counting Down: HIV Prison-Based Peer Education Programs and Their Connection to Reduced Disciplinary Infractions. Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Vol 58 (Issue 8) , pages 931-952.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2013). Female Prisoners, AIDS, and Peer Programs: How Female Offenders Transform Their Lives. NY: Springer.

Collica-Cox, K. A. & Saffady, G. (2011). Court Officer Exam.

Collica-Cox, K. A. & Furst, G. (2010). State Trooper Exam.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2010). Surviving Incarceration: HIV Prison-Based Peer Programs Build Communities of Support for Female Offenders. Deviant Behavior. Vol 31 (Issue 4) , pages 303-313.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2009). Social Sciences Glossary.

Collica-Cox, K. A., Furst, G., Henriques, Z., Hesalroad, M. & Smith, J. (2008). Corrections Officer Exam, 3rd Edition.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2007). The Prevalence of HIV Peer Programming in American Prisons: An Opportunity Wasted. Journal of Correctional Health Care. Vol 13 (Issue 4) , pages 278-288.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2005). Federal Witness Protection Programs. , pages 675-677.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2005). Special Housing Unit. , pages 913-917.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2005). State Witness and Victim Protection Programs. , pages 440-442.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2002). Levels of Knowledge and Risk Perceptions about HIV/AIDS Among Female Inmates in New York State: Can Prison-Based HIV Programs Set The Stage for Behavior Change?. The Prison Journal. Vol 82 (Issue 1) , pages 101-123.

PRESENTATIONS


Collica-Cox, K. A. (2017, October). Community Conversations: Criminal Justice, Yesterday and Today. Community Conversations: Criminal Justice, Yesterday and Today (Panel). The Westchester Library System and the Sing Sing Prison Museum, Mount Kisco, NY

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2017, October). Faculty Teaching and Research Showcase. Parenting, Prison and Pups: Using Animal-Assisted Therapy to Facilitate Family Reunification Between Female Inmates and Their Children. Pace University, NYC

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2017, October). Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice . Implementing and Studying Successful Jail-Based Programming: A Case Study of Parenting Prison & Pups. SWACJ, Fort Worth, Texas

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2017, May). Parenting, Prison & Pups. A Partnership between Pace, the Good Dog Foundation, Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) and the Westchester County Department of Correction (WCDOC), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQzUtce0j7U

Collica-Cox, K. A., Furst, G. & Javornik, A. (2017, May). Student and Faculty Research & Scholarship Day. Careers Based on Crime Dramas: The CSI Effect and Criminal Justice Students. Pace University, NYC

Collica-Cox, K. A., Murphy, M. A., Javornik, A., Cannon, T., Bravo, J., Bleecher, D., Buzzanca, V. & , . (2017, May 18). Faculty Institute. Civic Engagement Within Corrections: The Creation of the Caring Professional. Pace University, NY, NY

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2017, April). The Rotary Club. Parenting, Prison & Pups. Elmsford Rotary

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2017, February 26). Eastern Sociological Association. Inmate HIV Peer Educators as Wounded Healers: When You Take the Woman out of the Prison, You Don't Need to Take the Prison Out of the Woman. ESS, Philadelphia, PA

Collica-Cox, K. A. & , . (2016, November). American Society of Criminology. Of All the Joints She Walks Into this One: Women Executives' Career Paths to Corrections Management. New Orleans

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, November). American Society of Criminology. Women Functioning in Leadership/Administrative Positions. New Orleans

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, November). Barney's Bash. Prison, Parenting and Pups. Good Dog Foundation, NYC

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, October 19). Edward J. Mortola Heritage Society. Life is A Journey. Pace University, NYC

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, May). Pace University's Student and Faculty Research & Scholarship Day. Female Offenders, HIV Peer Programs and Attachment: The Importance of Prison- Based Civilian Staff in Cultivating Prosocial Behaviors. Pleasantville

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, April). Annual Meeting for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences . Female Offenders, HIV Peer Programs and Attachment: The Importance of Prison- Based Civilian Staff in Cultivating Prosocial Behaviors. Denver

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, April). Eastern Sociological Association (ESS). All Aboard the Conformity Line: First Stop, An Opportunity to Create Bonds of Attachment Between Female Inmates Working in an HIV Prison-Based Peer Program. Boston, MA

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, April). Pace University's Dyson Research Day. Female Offenders, HIV Peer Programs and Attachment: The Importance of Prison- Based Civilian Staff in Cultivating Prosocial Behaviors. Manhattan

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2015, April). Pace University's Research & Scholarship Day . All Aboard the Conformity Line: First Stop, the Bond of Peer Attachment.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2015, March). Academy of the Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference. “The Criminalization of Healthcare: Democrats as Dictators and Violators as Iniquitous Ills. ACJS, Orlando, FL

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2014, September 27). Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC) Annual Meeting. As The Key Turns. AWEC, Pittsburgh, PA

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2014, July 17). HVCS. Advanced Training on the Needs of Incarcerated PLWHA Upon Community Reentry. Hudson Valley Community Services, Hawthorne, NY

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2014, July 10). HCVS. Improving Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional settings to the Community. Hudson Valley Community Services, Hawthorne, NY

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2012, November). American Society of Criminology. Pedagogy and Technology. ASC, Chicago

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2011, November). American Society of Criminology. Counting Down: HIV Prison-Based Peer Education Programs and Their Connection to Reduced Disciplinary Infractions. ASC, Washington, D.C.

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2007, November). American Society of Criminology. Surviving Incarceration: The New Pseudo Family for Female Offenders. ASC, Atlanta

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2006, November). American Society of Criminology. The Prevalence of HIV Prison-Based Peer Programming in American Correctional Facilities: Another Opportunity Wasted. ASC, LA

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2006, April). St. Lucian Royal Police Department. Women in Policing: Traditionally Invisible but Always Invaluable - The Effects of History and Gender Misconceptions on Law Enforcement. St. Lucian Royal Police Department, St Lucia

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2005, November). American Society of Criminology. Transitions that Transcend Criminal Trajectories – A Study on the Effects of HIV Prison- Based Peer Education Programs on NYS Female Peers. ASC, Toronto

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2003, October). Inside-Out: New Directions for Integrating Services for the Incarcerated and their Families. The Implementation and Maintenance of Prison-based Peer Programming. Inside Out, San Francisco

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2002, June). National Roundtable on Women in Prison Conference. Breaking the Walls of Silence: Implementing and Maintaining Prison-Based Programming. Columbia University, NYC

Collica-Cox, K. A. (1996, October). Annual Conference on Criminal Justice Education. Are College Women Feminists? A Fine Line Between Attitudes and Labeling. John Jay College, NYC

RESEARCH INTEREST


Female offenders, prisoners, rehabilitation, reintegration, issues surrounding HIV prison-based peer programming and women correctional executives.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Collica-Cox, K. A. & Javornik, A. (2017, June). Recipient of Pace's 2017 Summer Student-Faculty Research Program .
Pace , Pace University , $750.00 . Funded,

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2017, June). Scholarship Grant for Service.
Elmsford Rotary , Local , $1,000.00 . Funded,

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, November). Scholarly Research Grant.
Pace University , $3,000.00 . Funded,

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, October). Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
$5,000.00 . Funded,

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, June). Pericles Project Grant Fellowship.
Center for Community Action and Research , Pace , Pace University , $1,000.00 . Funded,

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, June). Learning Community and Civic Engagement Grant .
Dean's Office/Dyson , Pace University , $1,000.00 . Funded,

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2017, January). Spring 2017 Learning Community.
Straus Thinking and Learning Center , Pace University , $1,000.00 . Funded,

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, November). Kenan Award 2016.
Pace University , $1,300.00 . Funded,

Collica-Cox, K. A. (2016, May). Kenan Award.
Pace University - New York , Pace University , $1,450.00 . Funded,

collica-cox, k. (2015, March). Kenan Grant.
Pace University - New York , Pace University , $850.00 . Funded,

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Good Dog Foundation [Internet], 2017
    The Good Dog Foundation To Hold Fundraising Gala in NYC on May 18th Marking 19 Years of Therapy Dog Service in the Northeast; Dr. Kimberly Collica-Cox and Pace University To Be Honored For Developing First-Ever Study Using Animal-Assisted Therapy To Help Female Inmates Reunite with their Children. Available: http://thegooddogfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/FY17-Gala_Press-Release_2017.04.19FINAL.pdf
  • This Dog's Life [Magazine], 2017
    NYC Organization to Hold Gala for Its Therapy Dogs and Prison Program (Huspeni, A.). Available: https://www.thisdogslife.co/nyc-organization-to-hold-gala-for-its-therapy-dogs-and-prison-program/
  • The Ledger [Newspaper], October 7 2017
    Quoted in The Ledger, (2017, October). Hospital Policy Keeps Relatives in Dark About Inmates' Condition. (White, G). Available: http://www.theledger.com/news/20171007/hospital-policy-keeps-relatives-in-dark-about-inmates-condition
  • Black Westchester Magazine [Magazine], September 15 2017
    Community Conversations: Criminal Justice, Yesterday And Today To Be Held At 6 Westchester Libraries. (2017). (Woodson, A.J.). Available: http://www.blackwestchester.com/criminal-justice-yesterday-today/
  • NBC Universal - News [Internet], August 2017
    NBC Mention: Prison Dog Training Programs Rehabilitate Canines and Cons. (2017). (Liebson, R.). Available: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Prison-Pup-Programs-Give-Inmates-and-Shelter-Dogs-a-Second-Chance-437660633.html?asd
  • The Patch [Newspaper], June 2017
    Newspaper mention, Pace University's Dr. Kimberly Collica-Cox Honored for First-ever Jail-based Parenting Program with Animal-assisted Therapy (2017). (Thompson & Bender). The Patch. Available: https://patch.com/new-york/pleasantville/pace-university-s-dr-kimberly-collica-cox-honored-first-ever-jail-based?utm_content=hudsonvalley&utm_campaign=blasts&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social
  • File 25: News of the NYS Sheriff's Association [Magazine], May 2017
    Westchester County Department of Correction First-In-State to Pass PREA Audit. Available: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/File-25--News-of-the-NYS-Sheriffs--Association.html?soid=1109072963059&aid=ItDlm4XSdR0
  • Pace Chronicle [Newspaper], April 2017
    New Course Offers Parenting, Prisons and Pups (Tucci, J.)
  • Pace Opportunitas [Magazine], December 2016
    Wilson Faculty Fellows, 2016-2017. Available: http://www.pace.edu/mypace/wilson-faculty-fellows-2016%E2%80%932017
  • Eastchester Daily Voice [Newspaper], December 2016
    Pace people this week: Prison, hip hop, food delivery. Available: http://eastchester.dailyvoice.com/schools/pace-people-this-week-prison-hip-hop-food-delivery/692946/
  • Good Dog Foundation [Internet], 2016
    Good Dog Foundation Annual Gala Raises Record $300,000 For Therapy Dog Team Training And Research - Groundbreaking Pilot Program Announced To Help Female Prisoners Reduce Recidivism (6/8/16), Available: http://thegooddogfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/GoodDog-Gala-Post-Event-ReleaseFINAL060716.pdf
  • PetLynx Infostream [Magazine], 2016
    ( Seewalt, L.). Pet and prisoner programs thirving. Available: http://petlynxinfostream.blogspot.com/2016/08/pet-and-prisoner-programs-thriving.html
  • Pace Magazine [Magazine], November 2016
    The bonds behind the bars. How peer bonds and therapy dogs can change female inmates lives.
  • Dyson Digital Digest [Magazine], October 2016
    Lending a Paw. Available: http://www.pace.edu/dyson/dyson-digital-digest/fall-2016/kimberly-collica-cox
  • Daily News [Newspaper], July 21 2016
    Pooch pilot program will give con moms some love, caring lessons - Available: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pooch-pilot-program-give-moms-love-caring-lessons-article-1.2719512
  • Armonk Daily Voice [Newspaper], July 13 2016
    Pace Partners With Good Dog Foundation To Reduce Prisoner Recidivism. Retrieved from: http://armonk.dailyvoice.com/schools/pace-partners-with-good-dog-foundation-to-reduce-prisoner-recidivism/671788/
  • Pace Opportunitas [Magazine], January 2016
    (Pauker, L.). Research: The Bonds Behind the Bars. Available: http://www.pace.edu/mypace/research-peer-bonds
  • Pace Chronicle [Newspaper], March 2015
    Newspaper Interview, Pace Chronicle (3/5/15), (Villamayor, C.), Education, Not Incarceration, Available: http://pacechronicle.com/feature/2015/03/05/education-not-incarceration-at-the- heart-of-opbs-week-of-illumination/
  • Poz HIV Magazine [Magazine], January 2015
    Magazine Mention, POZ (1/15), (Ferguson, K.), Straight Talk: Advocating for HIV peer Education Programs In and Out of Prison. Available: http://www.poz.com/articles/prison_peer_education_2902_26646.shtml
  • EDGE [Newspaper], December 2013
    Basic healthcare eludes HIV+ prisoners, by McKie. Available: http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch&sc&sc3&id=153068
  • Riverdale Press [Newspaper], July 2007
    Do the crime: Avoid doing time, by Hallissey. Available: http://www.riverdalepress.com/stories/Do-the-crime-avoid-doing-time,24749

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Jail Association [Member] , October 2017
  • Eastern Sociological Society [Member] , January 2016
  • Alpha Phi Sigma [Chapter Adviser] , February 2015
  • Council on Undergraduate Research [Member] , November 2014
  • American Correctional Association , July 2014
  • FBI's Citizen Academy Alumni Foundation , December 2007
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences , May 2007
  • American Society of Criminology , May 2007
  • Ph.D. Alumni Association of the City of NY , May 2006
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice Alumni Association , August 2003

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • Dyson Sabbatical Leave Committee [Committee Member]
  • Director, Parenting, Prison and Pups [Other]
  • Faculty Concerns Committee [Committee Member]
  • Dyson Curriculum Committee [Attendee, Meeting]

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Faculty Affairs [Committee Member]
  • Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Steering Committee [Committee Member]
  • Classroom Design Committee [Committee Member]
  • Committee on Buildings, Maintenance and Space Allocation
  • Thesis adviser for the Honor's College for Criminal Justice Students [Faculty Mentor]
  • Community Relations Board Committee for the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan [Committee Member]
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